recording of The Lancashire Witches, by Harrison Ainsworth. Read by Andy Minter
The Lancashire Witches is a highly fictionalised account of the activities of the notorious witches Demdike, Chattox and Alice Nutter who, together with others terrorised the district of Lancashire around Pendle Hill and the Forest of Bowland during the early seventeenth century. The witches named in the book were real enough, if not as witches then as people. Ainsworth, in his story brings in the dissolution of Whalley Abbey and the historic families of Assheton, Braddyll and Nowell and takes us through to the final trial and execution at Lancaster Castle in 1612. (Summary by Andy Minter)
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January 2, 2013
Excellent story, excellent reader!
This is great story! Andy Minter is a great reader. The only item I wished was included was translation of phrases that were read in Latin or French.
September 3, 2011
If you've been put off by other Librivox volunteer recordings - which often leave an awful lot to be desired - try this one. It is excellent, and of the quality that you'd expect from a commercially produced recording. The reader does a brilliant and appropriate range of accents and voices. The story itself is a cracker. Thoroughly recommended.